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Matt Damon Hints at Potential Sequel to Rounders

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Matt Damon has given the clearest indication inquite some time that writers Brian Koppelman and David Levien could bust out a sequel to Rounders during a discussion with talk show host Steve Eisen.

Matt Damon Hints at Potential Sequel to Rounders“Why do you think the same five guys make it to the final table of the World Series of Poker EVERY YEAR? What, are they the luckiest guys in Las Vegas?”

Who said that?

If you love your poker then you are probably feeling a little insulted right now. That line fell out from the mouth of Matt Damon portraying the main protagonist Mike McDermott in the 1998 cult classic Rounders.

It remains to this day the greatest poker movie ever made, a fact accentuated by the disastrous Runner Runner released in 2013 starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

That eyesore of a poker movie surfaced at the same time the American film producer and studio executive, Harvey Weinstein CBE, told the press that he had begun discussions with Matt Damon about reprising his tole as McDermott and the sequel would be ‘instantaneous’.

“The guys {Rounders writers David Levien and Brian Koppelman} have a great idea, a way to make it more international where you start the card game in Paris, that’s wall I want to say.” Weinstein told reporters.

I think ‘instantaneous’ was the wrong choice of words, and there aren’t any places in Paris where they can start a bloody card game anymore.

Alas, all is not lost.

Matt Damon is currently doing the rounds where he is promoting his latest Jason Bourne flick and all anybody wants to talk about is Rounders.

During a recent interview with the BBC, Damon rolled out his best Teddy KGB impression, and more recently, on Tuesday night, Damon gave the clearest indication yet that there could be a sequel after sharing some insights on the Steve Eisen Show.

“Koppelman and Levien – the two guys who wrote it… they have a really good idea for a Rounders story,” said Damon before talking about the changes in poker since 1998, especially in the arena of online poker.

“By the time they are 21, they’ve seen millions and millions and millions of hands,” said an excited Damon.

Damon continued his excited splutter by saying how interesting it would be to see how his old character, and John Malkovich’s character would fit into the new world.

You can check out the full clip below.

I don’t think the writers should go there. It was a one time only deal and the only way is down from hereon in.

Plus Mike McDermott’s muscles have grown way too big since 1998.

What do you think?

Would you like to see a sequel?

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